Rails SQL Views

Library which adds SQL Views to Rails. Adds create_view and drop_view to the ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::AbstractAdapter (which makes them available to migrations) and adds support for dumping views in the ActiveRecord::SchemaDumper.

Installation

To install:

gem install rails_sql_views

Then add the following to your Rails config/environment.rb:

require_gem 'rails_sql_views'
require 'rails_sql_views'

Usage

You can then use create_view and drop_view in your migrations. For example:

class CreatePersonView < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    create_view :v_people, "select * from people" do |t|
      t.column :id
      t.column :name
      t.column :social_security
    end
  end

  def self.down
    drop_view :v_people
  end
end

This extension also adds support for views in the ActiveRecord::SchemaDumper class.

The following drivers are supported:

MySQL
PostgreSQL (Native and Pure Ruby)
Oracle
SQL Server

Known Issues

  • Drivers not mentioned above are not supported.

If you find any issues please send an email to anthonyeden@gmail.com .

Contributing

If you would like to implement view support for other adapters then please drop me an email. Better yet, write up the adapter modifications and send them to me. :-)